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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., FEBRUARY 28, 1946 



NO. 14 



Red Cross Will 
Begin Canvass 

Hulda 11 uh hell to Open Drive With Lecture Tuesday; 
Students Asked to Contribute Generously Here 



"The Red Cross Battle Goes 
On!" will be the slogan of the 
all-college Red Cross drive begin- 
ning March 5. During the drive, 
which will continue through 
March 18, students will be asked 
to contribute as much as they 
can, rather than the usual dol- 
lar membership. The quota for 
the whole college is $2800. 

The main event of the drive 
will be a lecture given by Mrs. 
Hulda Hubbell, director of Col- 
lege Red Cross Units in the 
North Atlantic area, on "The Fu- 
ture of the Red Cross," Tuesday, 
March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Pendle- 
ton Hall. Mrs. Hubbell, who has 
long been active in the organiza- 
tion will acompany her talk with 
a film, the Red Cross "March of 
Time." 

Student contributions to the 
drive will be collected in each 
house by solicitors on each floor, 
chosen by the house War Rep., 
who will turn in the money at 
the Comptroller's office in Green 
Hall. The faculty will be so- 
licited by the Heads of Houses 
and a member of each depart- 
ment. 

Judy St. Clair '46, who will 
head the drive along with Mrs. 
ertson, Head of House at 
Homestead, points out that al- 
though certain Red Cross a 
ities have been curtailed and the 
national quota consequently cut 
in half, the organization contin- 
ues to serve functions that are 
as vital as ever. Concerning the 
distribution of the funds, she ex- 
plains that because we are a 
member of the Wellesley chap- 
ter of the organization, approx- 
imately half our contribution will 
go directly to the chapter to help 
in its local work. 

Among the services performed 
by the Wellesley chapter is the 
home service for veterans through 

(Continued on page 4, Col. 5 



Fiske,Davenport 

Prizes Open to 

Speech Students 

Two 50-dollar prize competi- 
tions, the Fiske Extempore 
Speaking Contest and the Daven- 
port Prize Competition will be 
held during March by the De- 
partment of Speech. The finals 
of the Davenport Contest will be 
held Wednesday, March 27, at 
4:40 p.m. in Billings Hall and the 
Fiske Contest finals will take 
place Monday, March 25. at 4:40 
p.m. in Room 444 Green Hall. 

The Fiske Contest, open to 
every Sophomore, Junior and 
Senior, is a test of the student's 
ability to give an extemporaneous 
speech. The contestant submits a 
general topic to the committee 
who will prepare sub-topics. At 
the preliminary contest, which 
will be held in Room 444 Green 
Hall, Monday, March 18 at 4:40 
p.m., each student will have ten 
minutes in which to organize a 
e minute speech upon one of 
the sub-topics chosen by the com- 
i ten contest 
ant will make a four minute 
ch on the topic she has sub- 
mitted. 

Open only to Juniors and Sen- 
iors who have had two courses in 
the Department of Speech, the 
enport Contest is a test of 
excellence in oral interpretation. 
At a preliminary contest on Wed- 
day, March 20 at 4:40 p.m. in 
Room 444 Green Hall, each stu- 
dent will read an excerpt from a 
play and one from a lyric poem, 
both of her own choosing. Con- 
testants taking part in the finals 
will give a two-minute extem- 
pore address followed by a read- 
ing of a lyric poem, and one from 
a play chosen by the department? 



Michalopoulos Tells of 
Greek Wartime Schools 

Greek Minister Michalopolous, Speaking for UNIO, 

Asserts that U. S. Must Assume Active Role in 

World Organization to Keep Civilization Alive 

By Mary Lib Hurff 'lft 

chalopoulos spoke of the havoc 
the war had brought to organized 
education in Greece. The occupa- 
tion brought to a virtual stand 
still, he said, the highly developed 
Greek school system, which in 
eludes grammar schools, high 
schools, and the two universities 
of Athens and Salonika. Aside 
from the fact that available man 
power was being used for mili- 
tary purposes, the breakdown of 
lines of transportation and com- 
munication made it physically im- 
possible for students and teach' 
ers to reach the schools. There 
was, however, a movement which 
Mr. Michalopoulos described as a 
"great voluntary effort on the 
part of teachers to group stu- 
dents around them and teach 
wherever they were." Thus edu- 
cation was not entirely suspended 
even during the most violent mo- 
ments of Greece's siege, and now, 
Mr. Michalopoulos feels, the 
schools are "swiftly getting back 
into stride." 



"If I were to live in the United 
States," declared the Honorable 
Andre Micaloupoulos before his 
lecture here February 20, "I 
should prefer Dallas, Seattle, and 
San Francisco, in that order." Al- 
though he did not expound his 
reasons, Mr. Michalopoulos, with 
true Texan spirit, held his posi- 
tion firmly. Having visited, since 
1943, 320 cities in every state ex- 
cept North Dakota, he felt enti- 
tled to express an authoritative 
opinion; and while he put in a 
good word for Idaho, the decision 
was unhesitatingly In favor of 
Dallas and the two cities on the 
Pacific Coast. 

Shortly before his address here, 
Mr. Michalopoulos returned from 
London, where he had watched 
"the lion wrangling with the bear, 
with the eaglehopping rather no- 
ticeably from one foot to the oth- 
er." Accompanied by "200 brides 
and 650 troops," he made the voy- 
is the Queen Mary's one un- 
seasick passenger. 

Greek Schools Re-established 
In a more serious vein, Mr. Mi- 



P wm E ]£i Robert Casadesus 
His pds Plays March 6 



Poet in Whitman Tradition 

To Give Bates Poetry 

Reading March 4 

Paul Engle, noted poet and 
teacher, will read selections from 
his works Monday, March 4 at 
4:40 p.m. in Pendleton Hall. This 
first Poet's Reading of the semes- 
ter is the fourth in the Series 
of Poets' Readings sponsored 
annually by the Katharine Lee 
Bates Fund for Poet's Readings, 
and organized by Miss Elizabeth 
Wheeler Manwaring, Chairman 
of the Department of English 
Composition. 

Mr. Engle, who has been called 
a poet in the Whitman tradition, 
has published five books of 
poetry and one novel, all dealing 
with America. In 1933 his poem, 
"America Remembers", won the 
Chcago World5s Fair Prize in a 
contest sponsored by "Poetry" 
Magazine. The Friends of Ameri- 
can Writers awarded him a prize 
of $1,000 for his latest work, 
"West of Midnight." 

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 
1P0S. Mr. Engle has spent most of 
his life in his home state. After 
graduating magna cum laude 
from Coc College in Cedar Rapids 
in 1931, he went to the University 
of Iowa where he received hia 
M.A. degree. He did further 
work on a fellowship at 
Columbia University, and in 
he was sent to Oxford as a 
Rhodes Scholar. 

At Merton College. Oxford. Mr. 
Engle studied under Edmund 
Blunden, rowed on the Varsitj 
. but did not endear himself 
to the group of young Oxford 
who felt his activities were 
"much too hearty and out-of- 
doorsy " He received his B.A 
there in 1936 and his M.A. in 
1039. Since that time he has been 
Lecturer in Poetry at the Uni- 
versity of Iowa where he divides 
his time between teaching and 
writing. 

Among his volumes of pub- 
lished works are "Worn Earth". 
•American Song". "Break the 
Heart's Anger", "Corn", and 
"West of Midnight", all collec 
tions of Poetry. "Always the 
Land", a novel dealing with 
Iowan life, was published in 1940 




Mr Casadesus 



Ground School 
For Air-minded 
To Begin Soon 

If twenty or more air-minded 
Wellesley girls can be found, an 
aviation ground school will be 
started on campus in the near 
future. This ground instruction, 
which is a useful prerequisite to 
practical flying will be given by 
former Navy Air Corps Lieu- 
tenant Kcnnard Woodworth of 
Wiggins Air Field, Norwood, 
Mass. 

Permission has been given b 
Dean Wilson to conduct t he- 
class if enough students are in- 
terested to make it financially 
possible, and Mr. Height has 
agreed to allow room 236 Green 
to be used for two hours one 
night a week at a charge of ten 
dollars, to be divided among the 
class. 

The course will be conducted 
for twelve weeks and will in- 
clude three 4-week sections of 
navigation, meteorology, and 
civil air regulations. There will 
be a charge of approximately 
$5 per section. Meanwhile stu- 
dents may take flying lessons 
(Continued on page 6, Col. 1 



Dean Whiting Explains 

Wellesley Graduate Work 

(Statement by Ella Keats Whit- 
ing, Dean of Instruction) 



Many educators were leaders of 
{Continued on pafc .'/, Col. 3) 



Application for Admission 

Seniors and others who wish 
to make application for admis- 
sion to graduate work in Wel- 
lesley College for 1946-47 should 
communicate with the Acting 
Dean of Graduate Students by 
March first if possible. Full tui- 
tion for graduate work is $300 
a year. Students in the Gradu- 
ate Department of Hygiene and 
Physical Education will be en- 
titled to $100 to be applied 
against this annual tuition as 
payment for four hours a week 
of assisting in physical educa- 
tion. 

Three types of scholarships 
will be offered for the coming 
year: (a) scholarships covering 
full tuition; (b) scholarships 
covering half tuition; and (c) a 
very few scholarships covering 
tuition with a small additional 
cash payment; these will be 
awarded to candidates of espe- 
cially high qualifications. Appli- 
cants should proceed as follows: 
( 1 ) Graduate Students and mem- 



bers of the Class of 1946 contem- 
plating graduate study at Wel- 
lesley next year should secure 
from Miss Marion Johnson, Room 
259 Green Hall, a copy of the 
Graduate Circular and blanks to 
be used in applying for admis- 
sion or readmission to graduate 
work. (2) Such students should 
then confer with the chairman 
of the department in which they 
may wish to work to secure in- 
formation concerning courses and 
prerequisites. (3) Those desiring 
graduate scholarships should 
make application on a form 
which may be obtained from the 
Dean's Office. The application 
should be supported by letters 
of recommendation. The award 
of scholarships will be made af- 
ter candidates' formal applica- 
tions for admission to graduate 
work have been accepted. 

Laboratory assistants and 
other members of the official 
Staff of the College are granted 
the privilege of graduate study 
without tuition charge, but ap- 
plication for admission or read- 
( Continued on pafe 3, Col. 3) 



Noted Pianist-Composer 

Presents Third Concert 

In Wellesley Series 

The Wellesley Concert Series 
will present the noted French 
pianist-composer Robert Casa- 
desus in the third concert of the 
series at Alumnae Hall Wednes- 
day, March 6, at 8:30. A composer 
himself, Mr. Casadesus plays 
with equal distinction the music 
of Mozart and the Modern French 
School. His program Wednesday 
evening will include: 
Sonata in F Major Mr, 

Carnival Schumann 

Ballade Op. 23, Berceuse, 

Tarantelle Chopin 

Three Etudes Casu, 

Seventh Nocturne Favre 

Bouree Fantasque Chabrier 

Born in Paris in 1899, Robert 
Casadesus comes from a family 
of musicians whose members, 
both men and women, have con- 
tributed to French culture for 
generations. He studied at the 
Conservatoire de Paris, from 
which he graduated with all 
prizes. As a concert artist, he has 
toured not only Europe and 
i ■•'!. but also North 
Africa and South America with 
great success. Mr. Casadesus 
made his American debut in Jan- 
uary, 1935. with the New York 
Philharmonic-Symphony Oi 
tra directed by Hans Lange in the 
Mozart D major "Coronation" 
Concerto. 

As a composer Mr. Casadesus 
has written such works as a 
Double Concerto for Two Pianos 
and Orchestra which, with his 
and himself as soloists, both 
the Cincinnati Symphony and the 
Rochester Philharmonic have per- 
formed; Ballet for the Birth of 
Dauphine" which the St. Louis 
Symphony has played; a series of 
Etudes for piano, and a sonata 
for violin and piano dedicated to 
Zino Francescatti. 



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Library Appeals 

For Fair Use 

Of All Volumes 

Violations of library rulings 
concerning the proper use of 
books has once more become 
such a definite problem that im- 
mediate action is necessary. 
Alice Dodds, Chief Justice of 
Superior Court, states that 
"Proper use of the Library will 
be strictly enforced by the Su- 
perior Court. Violations of Li- 
brary regulations must be con- 
sidered one of the most serious 
offenses against community liv- 
ing — one missing book may re- 
sult in making the work of a 
class of thirty late or in lower- 
ing grades for some students. 
We appeal to the integrity of 
every girl to maintain the high- 
est possible standards." 

Miss Lucy Wilson, Dean, states 
officially, "It seems to me that 
the illegitimate appropriation of 
library books by a student is an 
utterly selfish act. Particularly in 
a college community that is dis- 
tinctly anti-social for it deprives 
others of the tools necessary for 
carrying on their work." 

Following is the official state- 
ment of Miss Blanche Prichard 
McCrum, Librarian, concerning 
the problem: "The College Li- 
brary is making one of its 
periodic studies of the problem 
of reserved books and their use. 
particularly with regard to the 
(Continued on page 6, Col. 3) 



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MISSING BOOKS" 

Will it be necessary to change the library 
stem at Wellesley? The answer depends upon 
tiie student body. Again the problem of dis- 
appearing books has arisen. Reserve books are 
being taken from the library without being 
signed for— not just now and then, but with 
appalling frequency. It's a very easy thing to 
slip a book inside a notebook and walk out 
with it—you forgot to sign up for it, and your 
paper is due tomorrow. But have Wellesley 
students so little sense of moral and group 
ponsibility, so little sense of honor, that they 
willing to disregard wantonly the rules which 
make a free library system possible? 

When Miss McCrum, our present head librar- 
ian, first came to Wellesley, Miss Coolidge, then 
dean, told her that she felt that the problem 
of missing books, illegally removed From cir- 
culation by irresponsible selfish students, was 
one of the greatest hazards to scholarship. 
It is for the student body as a whole to take 
land on this issue. We may feel that it is 
"tattling" to report a student's infringement of 
cial regulations which concerns that individ- 
ual alone, but when the action of one student 
disrupts an entire class it is time that some- 
thing be done. It the girl next door to you 
has reserve books on her desk with the cards 
still in them it is your duty as a conscientious 
member of the college community to ask her 
to see that they arc returned immediately, and 
if she makes a practice of this misbahiour to 
reporl her to a college government officer. 

When books are taken from the library it 

means that lair and equal distribution among 

the students who need the book is impossible, 

but worse than that it is a smudge upon ouj 

whole educational system, for what, good is edu- 

ition if we who liav. profited by it have no! 

1 loped our moral as well as our intellectual 

n itivity? 

! ed to cooperate by reading 

1 books in the room in which they are 

■ ! bo that books can be readily located 

other members of the class. 

ti bhi studenl body cannot observe the 

library rules mo Fully ii may be ses- 

111 ;!l1 " ' ■> '■' boo) s i" be put in one room 
th a librarian in atto ndanci to bake the books 
nil to the shelv 



WBS COMES OF AGE 

WBS has at lasl acquired the necessary equip- 
ment ,,, m ake good reception of its broadcasts 
on all pan- ol the campus a thing of the pres- 
,.„,. not merely a dream for the Future. 

During the past years members of Radio have 
worked long and hard to produce programs 
which would be oi interest to the student body. 
But then efforts have gone unheralded in many 
quarters because transmission to certain areas 
of the campus was inadequate. There were 
manj technical problems to be overcome as 
well as a deficiency in equipment. The neces- 
vii \ equipment was purchased this year and 
finally installed before the opening of the pres- 
ent semester. As a result WBS broadcasts can 
new be heard dearly in any dormitory. 

The new equipment has already made it pos- 
sible to try a new sort of program. Lectures 
are being broadcast from Pendleton. To date 
WBS has broadcast the Mayling Soong lecture 
on "The American Occupation Policy in Japan" 
given by Dr. William C. Johnstone and Andre 
Michalopoulos's speech on power politics for 
the opening of the college "Window to the 
World" program. 

There has been a fear expressed that, people 
will stop attending the lectures which are broad- 
easl ami will stay home to hear them over WBS. 
If this is the case WBS announced that it would 
have to stop broadcasting. We hope that this 
will not happen for it seems logical that many 
people who would not brave the cold to hear 
a lecture would listen to it over the radio. 

With its new equipment Radio has acquired 
a new and greater responsibility. In the past 
Radio has done a good piece of work in pre- 
senting programs of varied interest to the col- 
lege. In the future its work will become even 
more important because of the increased num- 
ber of listeners. The entire college can now 
look to WBS for recreation, relaxation, and 
information. 




"For the ninetieth time, Angela, I DO think it's peachy about 
your 'A' in History!" 



Beyond the Campus 



Ginny Guild '1,6, 
President of Forum 



LOOK OUT THE WINDOW 

"Window to the World" opened most aus- 
piciously a week ago this evening with an ad- 
dress by the Honorable Andre Michalopoulos, 
Greek Minister Plenipotentiary of Information. 
II the events to come are equally good the 
project, in itself, can be considered to have 
been a great success. Unfortunately, the suc- 
cess of any such undertaking has to be judged 
as well by the interest it can arouse in the 
-indent body; for example, the number of peo- 
ple who turn out for a lecture. And there the 
'Window to the World" is handicapped for 
it seems to be a Herculean task to interest col- 
lege girls in anything except perhaps a game 
of bridge. 

And in this trait Wellesley girls seem to be 
a typical sample of the rest of America. Mr. 
Michalapoulos, in his charming manner, chided 
the American people for their lack of interest 
in the rest of the world, for their withdrawal 
into extravagance from a needy Europe. We 
felt somehow that he was doing a good "soft- 
pedaling" job — that he chose to be a polite 
diplomat and played the part extremely well. 
We wondered if he wouldn't have liked to be 
a bit strong — to chastise Americans in the se- 
vere terms we deserve. 

Dr. H'orton, in a sermon prepared for the 
Sunday lie fore Lent, is more blunt. He says, 
"Every day the press gives us additional in- 
due - id the times in America. Millions for 
museum additions, new colleges; it tells of the 
marvels of science in terms id luxurious and 
eare-free living." He reminds us of the sicken- 
ing extravagances of this year's Christmas when 
a store m Texas boasted that it sold a mink 
coat every day. And then, "But why go on. 
This tragic contrast between America and Eu- 
rope ia surely searing into the consciousness and 
conscience of every christian human being in 
this country." 

\n.i there is precious little indication that 
anyone is willing to give up anything — timi . 
money, or effort. Wellesley won't turn out for 
a lecture. The American people as a whole 

won'i stand foi curtailment of their luxurious 

1 iforts ev< n lor a worthy cause and one that 

will benefit them in the end. As we relax in 
an extravagant peace there seems to be nothing 
that will wake us. Are we waiting For the 
grim alarm cloch ol World War [II? 



The shade of Window to the 
World went up with a reverberat- 
ing snap last week when the 
Honorable Andre Michalopoulos 
opened the all-college TJNIO pro- 
gram. It is a good omen about 
the whole six-weeks session that 
our first speaker not only discuss- 
ed with us very ably the more 
theoretical and political problems 
of the world, but he also cleaned 
the fast-settling dust of American 
complacency off our window and 
impressed us with not only the 
need but the opportunity for ac- 
tion. The object of the UNIO 
Window to the World is to bring 
nearer to Wellesley the problems, 
the customs, the characteristics, 
the culture and the essence of the 
other United Nations. It is an 
educational effort, an effort to 
contribute some small something 
toward the more smooth working 
of the United Nations Organiza- 
tion by revealing to the students 
here what we have in common 
with our Allies in peace, what 
they can offer us and what we 
can offer them. In keeping with 
the ideals of education, the plan 
is to present the subjects with 
objectivity and to leave people to 
work out their own conclusions in 
an honest, personal manner. Edu- 
cation is hardly complete if it 
leaves the pupil with no conclu- 
sions, and the education has not 
made an inroad on the conscious- 
ness of the pupil if the conclu- 
sions are not followed by some 
action. 

These purposes of the UNIO 
program could not have been bet- 
ter advanced than by our first 
speaker. The immediate and des- 
perate problem of Europe was im- 
pressed upon us in a clear, 
straight forward manner without 
sentimental subjectivity or emo- 
tion. Europe is still starving or 
near starving; the United States 
tossed off rationing with light- 
ning speed after V-J Day. The 
waste alone in this land of plenty 
would probably keep Europe 
alive and healthy. The waste in 
this coddled and cultured college 
of ours would probably keep a 
good number of European stu- 
dents alive to take up their 
studies again. Half-fin is hed 
glasses of milk that are thrown 
down our drains every day would 
save European babies from 
rickets. 

How often we go away from a 
lecture feeling that the United 
Nation's policy is all wrong, or 
that the United States' policy is 
all wrong, and yet we are utterly 
helpless to do anything about it. 
"What can we, as students, do?" 
is the unfailing query of every 
question period. Those who heard 
Mr. Michalopoulos went away, 
sick at the crime of European 



hunger, but not with the despair 
of being completely without in- 
fluence to erase the crime. It is 
singularly encouraging that the 
first problem which we examined 
through our window is one which 
is a challenge within our own 
realm of action. 

Movements are springing up 
all over the country to restore 
rationing. This is the sort of 
movement in which students can 
be extremely helpful and influen- 
tial. In the matter of politics, 
there are many who chuckle at 
Youth, too young to be allowed to 
vote but thinking itself capable 
of telling the country how to run 
itself. In the matter of rationing, 
we are consumers of food on 
equal footing with all citizens, 
and our responsibility and priv- 
ilege in this problem are as valid 
as anyone's. The cause of ration- 
ing is ours. We will live in the 
same world with the Europeans 
for a long time. They are to be 
our allies in Peace as they were 
in War. Their hunger and suffer- 
ing went into the gigantic effort 
that eventually helped to save us 
from their very same fate. The 
propaganda of our military and 
our government in Europe during 
the awful years of German occu- 
pation exhorted the conquered 
people to keep on with their 
heroic defiance, sabotage and re* 
sistance because the day of de- 
liverance would come. We told 
them about the wheat from our 
fields in the vast Middle West, 
the meat, the coal and all the 
necessities of life that we would 
bring with us on the day of Lib- 
eration. We promised them food. 
We forgot about those little 
promises in our blind, scrambling 
rush to get back to normal. It is 
heartbreaking for those who put 
up such a superhuman struggle 
to hold out against Facism until 
Democracy should come, only to 
die of starvation while the Demo- 
cracy basks in plenty, asking the 
rewards of winning the war, for- 
getting what it owes, owes actual- 
ly in blood and material things 
as well as in the name of hu- 
manity, to them. 

There is very much a place for 
us in the movement to restore 
rationing. The International Re- 
lations Club of Forum, as its part 
in the Window to the World, can 
sponsor a drive for the return of 
rationing. It can call the college 
to write letters to Congress, to 
the President, to newspapers, and 
urge every student actively to 
support her conclusions. The 
Window to the World is assured- 
ly a wide open window. We are 
not meant to sit behind it quietly 
and hope that the other United 
Nations don't know we are look- 
ing. 



As if the trains aren't crowded 
enough already, Perry found sev- 
eral families of mice inhabiting 
the seats on the local from Al- 
bany. 

♦ ♦ • 

Great was the hilarity of the 
Senior Life Saving class the day 
a Water Safety student described 
the shallow arm pull, labeling it 



the weak limb paddle. 

* • ♦ 

Perry was quite nonplused the 
other day when he phoned Beebe 
Hall and heard on the other end 
of the line, "This is Beebe. Who 

in the hall do you want?" 

* * » 

Perry also notes that many 
people are putting the heart be- 
fore the course. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 28, 1946 



Second Poet's 
Reading to be 
March Eleventh 

Theodore Morrison Will 

Read Selections From 

His Volumes of Poetry 

Theodore Morrison will read 
selections from his work in the 
second Poet's Reading of the 
semester Monday, March 11, at 
4:40 p.m. in Pendleton Hall. The 
lecture will be the fifth this year 
in a series sponsored by the 
Katharine Lee Bates Fund for 
Poets' Readings and arranged by- 
Miss Elizabeth W. Manwaring, 
Chairman of the Department of 
English Composition. 

Mr. Morrison is Lecturer and 
Director of Freshman English at 
Harvard University. In the sum- 
mer, he is a member of the fac- 
ulty of the Breadloaf School of 
English in Middlebury, Vermont. 
He has been the director of the 
Writers' Conference there since 
1932. This conference, designed 
for the study of professional 
writing, has served as a model 
for similar enterprises in other 
parts of the country. 

Mr. Morrison has been a mem- 
ber of the editorial staff of the 
Atlantic Monthly and the Atlan- 
tic Press, and has also contrib- 
uted to many magazines. He has 
written several volumes of poe- 
try: The Serpent in the Cloud, 
a narrative poem published in 
1931; collected poems published 
in 1935 in Notes of Life and 
Death; and most recently, a nar- 
rative poem, The Devious Way 
in 1944. 



Mrs. Horton to 
Work in Japan 

Mrsj Horton left for Washing- 
ton Wednesday evening, Febru- 
ary 20, en route to Japan as one 
of a group of educators invited 
by General Mac Arthur to act as 
advisers in the demilitarization 
and re-orientation of Japan's edu- 
cational system. The party which 
will remain in Japan for ap- 
proximately three weeks includes 
representatives of all phases of 
education, public and private, 
from nursery school thorugh col- 
lege, as well as educational foun- 
dations. 

Mrs. Horton received the tele- 
phone call summoning her to 
Washington Wednesday morning 
in the midst of the snow storm. 
Because of the mechanics of as- 
sembling so large a group and 
"equipping them with passports 
and inoculations" and because 
of the Army's job of providing 
rapid and comfortable transpor- 
tation, it was difficult for Mrs. 

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Cushing Needs 
"Flash Cards" 
In Speech Aid 

The War Activities Committee 
is issuing an appeal for a new 
kind of volunteer work. Cushing 
Hospital is in great need of flash 
cards to be used in helping com- 
bat injured patients, who, suffer- 
ing from aphasia, require com 
plcte reeducation in speech, read- 
ing, and writing. The work con- 
sists of looking through maga 
zines for pictures representing 
simple words, such as "cow," 
"book," etc. Each picture is to be 
pasted on a separate card with 
the name of the object printed 
below it. 

The cards and a printing ma- 
chine will be placed in Sage Hall 
with the list of words and direc 
tions. If there are any questions, 
volunteers may call Lee Piatt, '46, 
in Tower West or Miss Gladys K. 
McCosh of the Department of 
Zoology. Lee emphasizes the 
fact that this is vital work as 
Cushing needs these materials 
immediately. 



Margaret MacDonald 
Will Conduct Debussy 
Collegium, March 13 

The Department of Music will 
present a Collegium on Debussy 
March 13. Wednesday, at 7:30 
p.m. in Billings Hall. The discus- 
sion will be conducted by Miss 
Margaret Macdonald, Director of 
the Choir and Lecturer in Music. 

Formerly limited to students 
enrolled in music courses, the 
Collegiums are now open to all 
members of choir and orchestra. 

Horton to anticipate the actual 
time of departure. 

After a few days' stop-over in 
Washington, presumably "while 
the group is instructed and im- 
pressed with the purposes of the 
trip," the party will leave for the 
West Coast. From there they will 
start the actual trip to Japan. 
Mrs. Horton expects to return to 
Wellesley the last week in March. 



Jungle Ousts 
Rural Life in 
Tree Day Plan 

Peasant Girls, Colored 

Skirts Give Way to 

Hyenas and Fur 

"For the first time in years, 
there will be no peasants and 
market women in Tree Day!" 
said Ful^y Glassenberg '46. Col- 
ored skirts, the inevitable red 
sash, and the little caps with 
colored ribbons will be replaced 
by tiger skins, python leather, 
bear fur, and crocodile scales. 
And all because the theme of 
Tree Day is "The Jungle Eook." 

Choreography will be set to 
Miklos Rotza's "Jungle Book" 
music, which is interspersed with 
narration on the events of the 
story. Solo dances will be per- 
formed by Mowgli. the Jungle 
Boy; Shere Khan, the Tiger (the 
arch-enemy of the jungle); the 
Mother; and the Mother Wolf. 
Instead of the chorus line of 
pink-cheeked peasant girls of 
years past the audience May 
18 will view a collection of 
wolf cubs, pythons, panthers, 
bears, hyenas, crocodiles, jack- 
als, cobras, elephants, monkey 
folk, and even a giraffe or two. 

Queen and Court 

Tree-Day Mistress for 1946 is 
Allene Lummis. The ladies of 
her court are Scotty Campbell, 
Betty Elliott, Bibs Somerville, 
and Jock Strickler. Fuzzy Glas- 
senberg, in charge of Tree Day 
festivities, states that "for the 
first time since 1943, Tree Day 
will be given outdoors." 
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Graduate Work - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
mission should be made in the 
usual way. 

A list of other scholarships 
and fellowships to which ap- 
pointments are made through 
Wellesley College is given in the 
Graduate Circular. These larger 
grants are not made to students 
in their first year of graduate 
work. 

Further information and ad- 
vice will be gladly given by mem- 
bers of the Committee on Grad- 
uate Instruction. Appointments 
with the Acting Dean of Gradu- 
ate Students may be made 
through Miss Johnson, Room 250 
Green Hall. 

Ella Keats Whiting 

Acting Dean of Graduate 

Students 



News Interviews Majors 
In Chem., Ec, and Comp 

Chem Opens Up Post-College Job Field; 
Ec, a Major "With its Feet on the Ground" 



This week News presents the 
second in a series of articles fea- 
turing interviews with majors 
from the various departments at 
Wellesley. Through the ideas ex- 
pressed here it is hoped that 
Freshmen and Sophomores may 
gain some help in selecting their 
majors. 

Chemistry 

"A major in Chemistry opens 
for you a good field of jobs after 
graduation," said Mary Edith 
Buckley, '46, whose particular in- 
terests are biochemistry and 
foods and nutrition. Admitting 
that a B. A. degree in Chemistry 
does not make it possible for a 
person to plunge immediately 
into industrial, medical, or re- 
search chemistry without further 
training, Bucky feels that the 
knowledge of laboratory tech- 
nique that one gains in college 
courses is excellent and basic, of 
course, to future study and train- 
ing. 

The number of afternoon labs 
entailed in a science major is 
frightening to some students, but 
Bucky states that "you don't miss 
out on extra-curricular activities 
if you plan vour time well." She 
also thinks that the feeling that 
science majors are limited in 
their choice of subjects is not 
altogether true, for she says, "one 
can easily strike a balance and 
take many of the so-called liberal 
arts' courses." 

Economics 

"What vou major in isn't all- 
important." declared Marilyn Bul- 
lock. '46, "as long as you genuine- 
ly like it." Real interest, she be- 
lieves, is the only indispensable 
requirement for an economics 
major. 

The theoretical, mathematical, 
and descriptive aspects of Eco- 
nomics may be combined, or a girl 
may specialize in any one of these 
lines. Opportunities for selection 
are ample, and this relatively 
wide range of choice. Marilvn 
makes Economics a satis- 
fving maior for people of widely 
differing interests. 

Everyone, Marilyn believes, 
should have some Economics as 



a basis for even a "mildly intelli- 
gent approach to the newspa- 
pers." And for the person who 
has "cloudy ideas that all's not 
right with the world," Economics 
is "the perfect major" to trans- 
form these vague generalities 
into specific, practical measures 
for which to work. Marilyn de- 
scribed Economics as a major 
which "very definitely has its feet 
on the ground," but which does 
give the theoretically-minded "a 
chance to have the time of her 
life." 

English Composition 

Comp an Ivory-Tower major? 
"Definitely not," said Joey Rei- 
man, '46. "It enables you to enter 
many fields of work which a 
more limited major, such as a 
science, does not." Such fields. 
Joey went on to say, range from 
teaching, newspaper and maga- 
zine work, to jobs in publishing 
houses, and work in and for the 
theatre. As evidence of the latter, 
a joint major in Literature and 
Composition with emphasis on 
Drama is offered by the Depart- 
ment of English. 

Joey considers that "learning 
to criticize your own work and 
that of others" is one of the most 
important factors in a Comp. ma- 
jor. She feels strongly that the 
Essay course is invaluable for 
majors because "it is essential 
to an understanding of critical 
work and analysis." The criti- 
fhat is offered from time to 
time by both faculty and 
dents on the progress of trm 
senior novel, Joey also considers 
particularly stimulating. 



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Mayling Soong 

Lectures Treat 

Japan in Asia 

Speakers Emphasize Need 

For Definite Occupation 

Policies in Japan 

The United States occupational 
problems in Japan, and the need 
for a definite policy regarding 
Japan were discussed by Dr. Wil- 
liam Johnstone, Dean of the 
School of Government at George 
Washington University, and Dr. 
George Taylor, member of the 
State Department, at the May- 
ling Soong lectures February 18 
and 19. 

Dr. Johnstone outlined "Our 
American Occupational Policy in 
Japan," sketching the general 
policies formulated by the Cairo 
Declaration, the Potsdam Dec- 
laration and the armistice. The 
negative and restrictive part of 
the occupation — the disarma- 
ment, punishment of war crimin- 
als, the disbanding of military 
groups — has been the work of the 
past six months. 

The positive task of reviving 
Japan economically and socially 
and of encouraging political de- 
mocracy is just being started. Dr. 
Johnstone pointed out that the 
remaking of a people and a way 
of life has never been tried be- 
fore, but that we must do just 
this in order to insure peace in 
Asia and to prevent a third 
World War. 

The economic problem is the 
core of the whole occupation 
problem, according to the speak- 
er. Japan must have a carefully 
planned economy if she is to sup- 
port a population of 70 million 
without an empire. Furthermore, 
because the success of govern- 
ment according to freely express- 
ed wishes of the people depends 
upon a politically intelligent na- 
tion, we must help the Japanese 
educate themselves politically. 
We cannot follow a "Get the boys 
home" policy when our direction 
is so desperately needed in Ja- 
pan. 

Dr. Taylor, speaking on "Japan 
in Asia," approved the American 
policy of developing self-govern- 
ment in Japan. However, he de- 
clared that the United States 



Dr. Haroutounian 
Condemns New 
Lust for Power 

"Underneath all the complica 
tions of modern life, there is one 
thing basic and determining: we 
live in a society dominated by ma- 
chines," asserted Dr. Joseph 
Haroutounian in the opening lec- 
ture of Religious Forum, Monday 
evening, February 25. "The prob 
lem of freedom today is the prob 
lem of freeing man from his 
bondage to machines." 

"The fundamental moral prob- 
lem in our life today, Dr. Harou- 
tounian pointed out, is the con 
tradiction between the lust foi 
power and the need for coopera- 
tion, both of which, he believes, 
grow out of the power which we 
have allowed the machine to have 
over us. Among nations, he said, 
this conflict takes the form of 
professions of friendship which 
hide actual distrust; among indi- 
viduals, it is a "strange combina- 
tion of indifference and amiabil- 
ity," which results in insecurity 
and a kind of "mad search for 
happiness." 

Man has "transformed the love 
of life within him to the love of 
power," Dr. Haroutounian assert- 
ed. "We have substituted 'having' 
for 'being'," he stated; the ma- 
chine has become a substitute for 
faith. Unless we can straighten 
out the corruption of mind which 
has caused this situation, he 
warned, humanity will become 
more and more impersonalized, 
and our human relations will con- 
tinue to be increasingly subsidi- 
ary to our relations with 
"things." 



Prof. Zollinger <^e Must Guide 

To Switzerland Peace of World' 



government has backed China as 
the future power in the Far East, 
so that the policy in Japan must 
not be simply to change the gov- 
ernment in that country but to 
work for a common objective re- 
lated to actual conditions in 
Japan, China and the United 
States. 

Dr. Taylor emphasized that the 
United States must develop a 
strong policy to oppose the in- 
fluence of the Japanese propa- 
ganda movement, "Asia for the 
Asiatics." Widespread antipathy 
to Western rule has already been 
(Continued on Page 5, Col. S) 



Professor Anna Zollinger, visit- 
ing lecturer from Brooklyn Col- 
lege, described the section of 
Switzerland which is German in 
culture in her lecture "Land- 
scape and Architecture in Switz- 
erland," February 22. The lecture 
was sponsored by the Depart- 
ment of German in the hope that 
it might interest some students 
in spending their junior year in 
Switzerland. The pre-war oppor- 
tunities for exchange students 
will again be offered next year. 
As Miss Magdalene Schindelin, 
Chairman of the Department of 
German, said in introducing Pro- 
fessor Zollinger, the lecture 
would "open the windows to look 
into Switzerland" and she hoped 
it "would also open some doors." 

Professor Zollinger described 
in detail the University of Zurich, 
to which the exchange students 
would go, discussing old and new 
types of architecture there and il- 
lustrating her discussion with 
slides. She also pointed out ex- 
amples of Roman and Gothic ar- 
chitecture in Switzerland as seen 
in some old castles, bridges and 
public buildings. 

Switzerland is divided into 
four sections, Professor Zollinger 
said. Each section speaks a dif- 
ferent language and reflects the 
culture of the people whose 
language it speaks. Although 
the country is small and "old- 
fashioned," it offers many cultur- 
al opportunities because of its 
assimilation of the mores of sur- 
rounding countries. 

o 

Michalopoulos - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
the resistance movement. Among 
students, Mr. Michalopoulos stat- 
ed, resistance took the form large- 
ly of "organized refusal to re 
ceive orders from the Germans." 
In one case, he recounted, instruc- 
tors and students of the chemis- 
try department of a university 
flatly refused chemical equipment 
brought in by the Germans; for, 
they demanded, "what use are 
chemical experiments when you 
have taken away our freedom, 
the only basis on which investiga 
tion is worthwhile?" 

"Split Germany" 
In the course of his UNIO lec- 
ture, Mr. Michalopoulos had con- 
demned the economic warfare 
which, largely as a result of the 
Allies' allowing her to reindus- 
trialize, Germany had been able 
to carry on between World Wars 



Advocates Splitting Germany Into Separate States, 
Aid for Allies Before Philanthropy to Germans 



"You, the Americans, have the 
peace of the world in your 
hands," asserted the Hon. Andre 
Michalopoulos, Greek Minister 
Plenipotentiary of Information, 
in the opening lecture of the 
United Nations Information Of- 
fice project at Wellesley, Febru- 
ary 20. in Pendleton Hall. His 
topic was "World Cooperation or 
Power Politics." 

Mr. Michalopoulos emphasized 
the point that the United States 
had emerged from the war as 
"physically the most powerful 
nation in the world," and that 
it was inconceivable that the 
Americans should be unconscious 
of their power to the extent of 
withdrawing from the scene with 
such rapidity as they have dis- 
played. 

"To the people in continental 
Europe and in ravaged Greece, 
America seems very very far 
away," said Mr. Michalopoulos. 
Communications and transporta- 
tion, he said, have been badly 
shattered, but this is not the 
reason for their feeling. Be- 
cause America has failed to as- 
sert herself through her delega- 
tion to UNO, because she has 
not come out with a concrete 
economic policy, because she has 
not officially protested against 
the appalling conditions in the 
recently liberated countries, the 
notion of the psychological dis- 
tance between the New World 
and the Old has become sharp- 
ened in recent months. 

Stressing the need for con- 
trolling power politics and quar- 
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I and II. Asked, in view of Ger- 
many's former action, what he 
thought should be done with hei 
now, Mr. Michalopoulos advocat 
ed splitting Germany into sepa 
rate states and acquiescing to 
the French demand for the de 
taching of the Ruhr and the 
Rhmeland. "Germany has shown 
repeatedly what she will do if 
she is allowed to become strong," 
he asserted. " The security of the 
world should be our first consid 
eration; secondly, we should aid 
those countries which have been 
faithful to the Allies during the 
war; and only lastly should we 
think of philanthropy to the Ger- 
mans." 



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strongly essential to prevent fu- 
ture war, and to inspire the con- 
fidence of the lesser nations, Mr. 
Michalopoulos warned that if 
there should be another war, 
"our civilization will be as dead 
as that of Egypt, and we won't 
even have pyramids to show for 
it." 

Repeatedly he pointed out that 
the United States should take 
the lead in the crusade for peace. 
Describing the pitiful condi- 
tions in Europe and in Greece, 
Mr. Michalopoulos warned that 
people who are still dying of 
starvation cannot be blamed for 
turning to any nation, or to any 
political party which can feed 
them. "Disputes take on lurid 
proportions, pseudo - ideological 
trappings," he explained. "The 
fight between Democracy and 
Communism, Right and Left . . . 
becomes a fight between 'the 
people who can help me.' " For 
these reasons, he maintained, it 
is absolutely essential that there 
should be complete unity among 
America, Great Britain and Rus- 
sia. 



M.I.T. President Will 
Talk on Atomic Energy 
At Honors Chapel Here 

President Karl T. Compton of 
Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology will give the Honors Day 
Address at the Houghton Me- 
morial Chapel on Friday morn- 
ing, March 8. Dr. Compton will 
speak on Atomic Energy. Fol- 
lowing Dr. Compton's address, 
the list of Wellesley and Durant 
Scholars from the classes of 1946 
and 1947 will be read. The new 
members of Phi Beta Kappa and 
Sigma Xi will be announced. 

The convocation will be at ten 
o'clock. People are urged to ar- 
rive by 9:50 so that the service 
may begin promptly. The aca- 
demic procession will form in the 
basement of the Chapel at 9:40, 
according to Miss Mary a! 
Griggs, marshal. Classes will 
not be held during the nine-forty 
and ten-forty periods, but all 
eight-forty and eleven-forty ap- 
pointments will be met as usual. 
o — 

Red Cross - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
which ex-servicemen are advised 
on how to go about claiming 
benefits, getting direct financial 
assistance, and finding the best 
job-counseling services. Another 
is the work of the camp and hos- 
pital committee, whose main 
work now is providing gifts and 
entertainment for the men at 
Cushing Hospital in Framing- 
ham. Other large jobs are done 
by the Home Nursing Commit- 
tee, the Motor Corps and the 
Nurses' Aide Corps, the latter 
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Guillen Gives 
Poetic Purity 
In "Cantico" 

Cantico, by Jorge Guillen. Mex- 
ico, Litoral, 1945. 412 pp. 

Critic: Margaret Torbert, 'J,6 
Instructor of Spanish 

W. B. Yeats, in his poem "The 
Scholars,' describes this species 
as "Bald heads forgetful of their 
sins," dull and respectable souls 
("All shuffle there; all cough in 
ink) who edit the poetry of a 
Catullus but who would be struck 
dumb if the living poet walked 
their way. This is a danger con- 
stantly confronting scholars and 
professors— the danger of for- 
getting that poets are people. 
Wellesley's Department of Span- 
ish neatly side-stepped this 
dilemma by naming a professor 
who knows how poets feel be- 
cause he is one. Jorge Guillen, 
who has already reached the 
point of being put into textbooks 
by other scholars, has recently 
published his third book of 
poetry, Cantico, which contains 
all the poetry he has written to 
date. This book proves once 
more what the world already 
knew, that he is every inch a 
poet. From the beginning of Guil- 
len's poetic career it has been evi- 
dent what his poetic aims and 
concepts were, and the rich fund 
of poetry assembled in the new 
Cantico make it clear that he has 
continued unwaveringly to ful- 
fill, with almost unbelievable suc- 
cess, the aims set for himself 
with unerring judgment as a 
young man. 

The basis of Guillen's highly in- 
diivdual manner of writing is a 
belief in the vital importance of 
poetry. He felt this so strongly 
in his youth that he refused to 
write it at all until he was sure 
that he knew just what he 
wanted to do. This attitude pre- 
cludes any superficiality, any 
casualnes, any poetic pose. The 
youthful poets of his generation 
scorned as putrefactor (which 
means just what it looks to 
mean) the desire of the roman- 
tics to epater le bourgeois, of the 
aesthetes to "walk down PicadiJ- 
ly with a poppy or a lily in your 
mediaeval hand," and all versions 
of the ivory tower. A poet is a 
man, a human being, who is char- 
acterized by feeling and thought; 
and this should b^ the founda- 
tion stone of his poetry. With 
Jorge Guillen, it is. No subject 
any less fundamental, he feels, is 
worthy of poetry. 

Guillen further believes in 
"pure" poetry, which means that 
he seeks the greatest intensity of 
poetic effect possible. He rigor- 
ously excludes anything, either in 
content or procedure, that is 
properly the province of prose. 
Hence his poetry is neither narra- 
tice, descriptive, nor explanatory. 
It treats largely of the beauty of 
nature and its profoundly emo- 
tional impact on the poet, of 
moments almost of revelation of 
the physical universe, which at 



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Sketches of Dancers by Edgar Degas — Courtesy of the 
Fogg Museum of Art. 



A collection of the sketches of 
Edgar Degas, currently on ex- 
hibition at the Wellesley College 
Art Museum, includes interesting 
studies for his famous paintings 
of the ballet as well as for the 
portraits of Diego Martelli and 
of Mme. Hertel, the subject of 
ha Dame Aux Chrysanthemes. 
Indications of the influences on 



Degas of other artists, mainly 
Ingres and Manet in the early 
sketches, and of his interest in 
Japanese art and in photography 
are readily seen in the collection. 
The exhibition was lent by the 

Fogg Museum of Art, Paul J. 
Sachs Collection and Philip 
Hofer. 



times seems to the poet to have 
been created especially for him. 
It treats also of life, of all crea- 
tion, human and otherwise. Na- 
ture, life, emotion, the eternal 
subjects of lyric poetry, are rend- 
ered the more powerfully for not 
being submitted to logical expla- 
nation. The poet, by conveying in 
quick flashes only the highlights 
of the scene and of his reaction to 
it, by intermingling and fusing 
these two, and by condensing the 
whole poem into as compact a 
form as possible, achieves great 
dramatic intensity. The terseness 
of the language makes the poem 
difficult to grasp at first glance, 
but also makes each poem say by 
implication a great deal more 
than it says in words. Not the 
least of Guillen's poetic feats is 
that of making his highly con- 
densed verses musically harmon- 
ious and pleasing to the ear. 



Mayling Soong - 

(Cotitinued from page 4> Col. 1) 
should make a greater effort to 
relate its policies to the actual 
political and economic structure 
of Japan, rather than forcing our 
vastly different system upon the 
conquered nation. 

While the American govern- 
ment has been based on demo- 
cratic and capitalistic traditions, 
China and Japan have functioned 
under systems which differ from 
ourselves and from each other. 
China has been essentially bure- 
acratic, emphasizing learning as 
a division between classes of so- 
ciety and opposing capitalism by 
subordinating industry and trade 
to government. 

Japan has stressed the mili- 
taristic traditions rather than 
learning, and 50 years of tech- 
nology have only slightly modi- 



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STAGE 

State of the Union with Neil Hamilton, Judith Evelyn, 

James Rennie COLONIAL 

The Merry Widow through Mar. 9 OPERA HOUSE 

St. Louis Woman, final week SHU BERT 

Voice of the Turtle PLYMOUTH 

/ Like it Here, final week WILBUR 

IN PROSPECT 

"Carmen Jones," book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, set 
to the score of Bizet's opera. Opening Mar. 4 for two weeks 

"Flamingo Road" with Frances Felton, Judiah Parrish, Philip 
Borrneuf. Opening Mar. 5 for two weeks 

"The Song of Bernadette" with Elizabeth Ross in title role. 
Opening Mar. 18 

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" with Charles Coburn. This 
famous farce will be arranged to include several scenes 
from "King Henry IV." FINAL THEATRE GUILD PRO- 
DUCTION of year. Opening April 1 

Piatigorsky, Sun. aft.. Mar. 10 

Pinza, Sun. aft., Mar. 17 

Arrau and Szigeti in all Beethoven program. Sun. aft., Mar. 24 

Metropolitan Opera, April 4-13 

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WellesleyGrad's 
Book on India 
Receives Praise 

Impressions of Homeland 

Written on Her Return by 

San ilia Rama Rau '44 

Home to India has been chosen 
by the American Library Asso- 
ciation as "one of the fifty out- 
standing books of 1945." The 
books are chosen on the basis 
of their interest and appeal to 
present-day readers. 

Published by Harper's, Home 
to India is Santha Rama Rau's 
account of her impressions of 
India after a ten-year absence 
abroad in England and the con- 
tinent. The daughter of a Bom- 
bay Brahmin, she left her native 
land as a young child and re- 
turned to her homeland at the 
age of sixteen. She was gradu- 
ated from Wellesley in 1944. 

The New York Times review 
of Home to India has said, "This 
calm, sincere little book is in- 
deed a plea for Indian national- 
ism. But the grinding is done 
very delicately and the axe re- 
mains invisible." 



fied her old system of feudal ag- 
riculture. 

American occupation officials 
should take this situation into ac- 
count to a greater extent than 
they have thus far, according to 
Dr. Taylor. The United States 
strong policy to oppose the in- 
fluence of the Japanese propa- 
ganda movement, "Asia for the 
Asiatics." Widespread antipathy 
to Western rule has already been 
developed by this Japanese work. 



Stravinsky 
Conducts 
Own Works 

Critic: Ruth Whittredge, 
There is a certain excitement 
about a concc:-t in which the com- 
poser conducts his own works. 
Complete assurance that a per- 
formance fulfills the composer's 
intentions is an unusual exper- 
ience for concertgoers. Such an 
occasion took place for those 
who attended the Boston Sym- 
phony concert Saturday evening, 
February 23, where Igor Stravin- 
sky conducted a program of his 
own compositions. The excited 
pleasure of the audience was 
warmly demonstrated in its en- 
thusiastic reception of the com- 
poser and his music. 

Two recent compositions were 
played in Boston for the first 
time at this concert — a Scenes 
de Ballet and a Symphony in 
Three Movements. The latter, a 
symphony in name only, mani- 
fested many of the most admir- 
able aspects of Stravinsky's 
style. Its driving rhythms and 
dissonance were impressed on the 
listeners with compelling insis- 
tence; this composer has a way 
of repeating a phrase over and 
over most unexpectedly, which 
gives the music strong authority. 
The symphony has some beauti- 
ful passages for winds and piano, 
which are almost lyrical in char- 
acter, in contrast to the impos- 
iig forcefUii --ss of others. This 
new symphony is indeed a suc- 
cessful venture into "abstract" 
music. 

The second half of the program 
consisted of strictly "program" 
music. Two scenes from the suite, 
Petrouchka, and the ..Fire-Bird 
Swire were performed. The infec- 
tious humor and the vigorous 
Russian dance music in these 
works have made them stand out 

(Continued on page 6, Col. 2) 




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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 28, 1946 



Around the Vil 1948-1949 Hold 

Class Meetings, 
Elect Officers 



Hi there! Here we all are back 
at the grind. The very best way 
we know of to stall the semester 
off right is to trot down to 
GROSS STRAUSS. The shop has 
a definitely delectable collection 
of garbardine suits, not to men- 
tion their very fine Myron woolen 
skirts and 100 per cent virgin 
wool shaggy Shetland sweaters. 
And that isn't all. . . Spring mer- 
chandise is arriving daily. They 
have pastels, cottons and even a 
few play suits. Begin the semest- 
er with a bang by a trip to 
GROSS STRAUSS. 

Taxi ma'am? LE BLANC TAXI 
COMPANY . . . always reliable, 
efficient and best of all on time. 
Just call Wellesley 1600 for all 
around taxi service. 
""There's something about a New 
England February which is very 
conducive to frosted toes. Best 
solution to this problem is a pair 
of HILL AND DALE'S athletic 
socks . . . warm as toast and last 
forever. The shop also can supply 
you with very gay check or plaid 
slacks guaranteed to protect your 
legs from winter's icy blasts. 

That's right . . . you guessed it 
again. We are definitely having 
those depleted wallet blues. So 
like wise Wellesleyites we're off 
to CANDLEWICK CABIN. The 
CABIN, located near the Ford 
Motor Company, is Wellesley's 
community furniture and cloth- 
ing exchange. This wonderful in- 
stitution will gladly furnish you 
with cash in return for your ex- 
wearing apparel or slightly 
used room furnishings. 

At long last you are able to get 
those very nice slips you've been 
awaiting. MAKANNA'S has a 
supply of lingerie that will fair- 
ly make your mouth water. Bet- 
ter trot down and look over then- 
gay Spring slips. And while 
you're there don't overlook their 
very pretty, dressy negligees. 

COLLEGE TAXI is really a 
very versatile company. They not 
only furnish very wonderful taxi 
service, but they pack and crate 
all and any items. Next time you 
y pressing taxi or 
packing problems just call them 
up. They are better than Mr. An- 
thony. 

BUNNY 



Aviation Course - 

(Continued from Page 1) 

at the airport— eight hours of 
dual instruction, leading to a 
solo license and 35 hours of solo 
flying, to a private license, it 
their college schedule permits. 

Many students will be within 
reach of a civilian air field this 
summer and may complete the 
course then. 



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Dean Lucy Wilson discussed 
the selection of majors, the new 
curriculum, and honors work at 
a meeting of the class of 1948 
February 21, in Billings Hall. She 
emphasized that interest should 
be the criterion for choosing a 
major. 

Dot Mott was elected Giver of 
the Spade after tryouts held at 
the meeting. Try-outs were Joan 
Thieman, Shafer; Hannah Green, 
Beebe; Mary Comley, Pomeroy; 
Lee Henderson, Tower Court; 
Lester Cobb, Severance; Mary 
Zeller, Claflin; Jane Elliot, Stone; 
Roz Marble, Munger; and Dot 
Mott, Cazenove. 

Nancy Evans was elected vice- 
president of the class of 1949 at a 
meeting in Pendleton February 
21. The other new officers are 
Lindsley Clark, secretary; Betsy 
Ancker, treasurer; Pat Shannon 
and Ruth Whitson. factota; and 
Signe Gundersen, Betsy Powell, 
and Carol Van Vlissingen, mem- 
bers of the executive committee. 

The sophomore banner was re- 
turned to the freshman class with 
Dot Mott *48, wrapped in it as a 
Washington's Birthday gift. 

Barbara Barnes, '49's president, 
received the class gavel from 
Valerie Romer, president of the 
sophomore class, and closed the 
meeting with the announcement 
of April 20 as the date for the 
freshman formal. 



Symphony Crit. - 

{Continued from Page 5) 

in popular appeal. The Orchestra 
rallied to put across these effects 
with an assurance and vitality 
which had been somewhat lack- 
ing in the earlier part of the pro- 
gram, when Mr. Stravinsky did 
not seem to be in full control of 
his players. 

Stravinsky has long been ac- 
claimed as one of the foremost 
contemporary composers. His 
amazing skill in contrapuntal de- 
velopment and his imaginative 
rhythmic structure would be 
enough to account for the pio- 
gressiveness of his music. But in 
this concert, his profound under- 
standing of the orchestra and its 
possibilities for musical expres- 
sion were particular^ noticeable 
evidence of genius. 

M.H.T. '46. 



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COLLEGE CUPBOARD 

serving 
STEAKS . . CHOPS . . ROASTS 

or 

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College Restaurant and Tea Room 



Tickets for the Dance 
Group Program on March 8 
will go on sale at 9:00, March 
5. at the Green Hall ticket 
booth. Tickets are 60 cents 
and 90 cents, tax included. 



Library Books - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
misappropriation of such books 
at such times when demand for 
them is greatest. With the co- 
operation of the Faculty Com- 
mittee, the staff will once more 
consider the possibilities of re- 
moving hazards in the way of 
students' scholarships — hazards 
which result from abuses in the 
library. 

"These difficulties come from 
the numbers of books that arc 
missing from time to time, from 
reserved books which vanish be- 
fore a quiz only to reappear 
when it is over, from the frus- 
tration and discouragement that 
result after repeated attempts 
fail to locate necessary books 
because they are carelessly or 
deliberately moved from their 
proper location. 

"In a situation such as that 
at Wellesley, where stacks and 
departmental reading rooms are 
freely open to all clients, we 
have in the library what corre- 
sponds to freedom of speech in 
a democracy. It is a condition 
in which legal restraints and 
meticulous supervision are 
waived in the interest of free- 
dom of use. But just as free- 
dom of speech implies responsi- 
bility for the truth of what is 
spoken, so use of library re- 
sources without proctoring puts 
the contents of the library un- 
der the protection of the people 
who use it. That a very large 
percentage of the student body 
uses the library well and hon- 
orably is clearly proved, since 
work based upon books on open 
shelves goes on successfully. But 
that such work proceeds pain- 
fully and unproductively from 
time to time, because of the dis- 
honest use of the reserved book 
collection by a few unscrupulous 
students, is equally evident. The 
majority who are good citizens 
become the victims of those 
who are not. 

"For instance, at the close of 
College last June, more than 
sixty-nine books "turned up" 
where they had no right to be. 
Thirty-three that had never been 



COMMUNITY 
PLAYHOUSE 

WELLESLEY HILLS 

NOW SHOWING 
Rosalind Russell - Lee Bowman 

"She Wouldnt Say Yes" 

—AlSO — 
Nina Forh - Dame May Whitty 

"My Name Is Julia Ross" 

Sun.-M"! • I M HTCU 3-4-5-6 

Kntirrt Montcomcry - John Wayne 

"They Were Expendable" 

— Also— 

March of Time's "Report 
On Greece" 



United Nations 
Sports Program 
Conies March 21 

A United Nations Sports Day 
will be held March 21 at 3:35 
p.m. in place of the customary 
Indoor Demonstration. The dor- 
mitories are to be divided so that 
eight nations will be represent- 
ed. Sign up sheets will be posted 
in the dormitories from March 
4 to March 9, and a drawing will 
be held to determine what na- 
tion each unit shall represent. 

The activities will be on a com- 
petitive basis and will include 
basketball and swimming con- 
ducted as team sports; squash, 
badminton, table tennis, deck 
tennis, shuffleboard, bowling and 
fencing as individual sports. 

The finale of the United Na- 
tions' Sports Day will take place 
in the pool balcony with the an- 
nouncement of the winning "Na- 
tion" and the winter sports' sea- 
son honorary awards. All fur- 
ther details will be explained by 
the A. A. Representatives in the 
separate dormitories. 

signed out from the library were 
retrieved from bureau drawers, 
trash baskets, and miscellaneous 
places in dormitories. In one de- 
partmental library two reserved 
books from the main library 
were found with identifying 
marks removed. 

'Now the library is re-exam- 
ing its own routines to see what 
can be done to relieve conditions 
that contribute to a loss of 
morale, or that result in temp- 
tation to violate the honor code 
under which the library func- 
tions. An effort will be made to 
see if sufficient duplicate copies 
are supplied, if shelving is suf- 
ficiently careful and revision 
frequent enough, if books that 
are on reserve would be more- 
useful taken from reserve, and 
if the normal flow of books 
through the building is regulat- 
ed as well as circumstances per- 
mit. 



COLONIAL THEATRE 

NATICK. MASS. 

Thur*. - I'ri - Sat. 

Feb. 28 to March 2 

Errol Flynn - \lcxis Smith 

"SAN ANTONIO" 

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan 
in 

"THE RED DRAGON" 

Sun. - Man. - Tues. 

March 3-1-5 

Rosalind Russell 

Lee Bowman 

•SHE WOULDN'T SAY YES' 

Nina Foch - Dame Maj Whiiiy 

"My Name Is Julia Ross" 

Wed. & Thurs. 

March 6-7 

I,on Clianev - Martha O'DriscolI 

'THE HOUSE OF DRACULA' 

Leon Errol - Leo CarriJlo 

"Under Western Skies" 



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Billfolds, all types of Leather Goods 

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Lloyd Noyes, President of 
the Social Action Committee 
at Andover Theological 
School, will speak on religion 
and race at a meeting of the 
CA. Reconstruction Group, 
March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in 
Agora. 

The group, headed by 
Eleanor Stone '46, meets once 
a week to study group and 
racial prejudices and to try 
to find ways of ending them. 



Physics Dept. 
Will Entertain 

A machine that tests the the 
authenticity of diamonds, a lie 
detector, an x-ray machine will 
demonstrate some of the won- 
ders of the physical world at the 
Physics Open House in Pendle- 
ton East, Friday, March 1, from 
7:30 to 9:30. Exhibits of optical 
illusions created by mirrors, man- 
made lightning, electric eyes, and 
other electrical phenomena will 
also be on display. 

Another interesting machine to 
be exhibited is one which shows 
the difference between real and 
false teeth. The phosphorous in 
real teeth makes them glow, 
while false teeth remain dull. 
Examples of photographic work 
by members of the photography 
class will also be on exhibit. 



Red Cross ■ 

(Continued from Page ',) 

having donated 15,886 hours of 
service last year at various local 
hospitals. 

"The money that goes to the 
national Red Cross," Judy ex- 
plained, "will serve both at home 
and abroad." 




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